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One impact of Mark Hughes’ departure seems to have been overlooked: the loss of Eidur Gudjohnsen. Fulham have cancelled a one-year deal that Hughes was poised to offer Gudjohnsen had he stayed at Craven Cottage, according to the Sun, and that leaves newly-promoted Swansea in pole position to snap up the Icelandic striker.

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers, who was coaching at Chelsea during Gudjohnsen’s time at Stamford Bridge, is keen to bolster his attacking options by signing the free agent. Gudjohsen might not have found the net for Fulham during his short spell on loan from Stoke, but he was a handy option to have off the bench – although if Jol is planning to sign a couple of younger strikers that may soften the blow.